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MSDN Code Gallery
In case anyone else missed it besides me, MSDN launched it's Code Gallery site this week. You can check it out at http://code.msdn.microsoft.... thanks to Somasegar's WebLog : The MSDN Code Gallery is a portal for snippets, samples and other resources. In it you can find pages that describe samples and supporting documents including screenshots and design documents. In addition, you will find hosted conversations about these samples, sample projects or other resources that have been provided to ......

Posted On Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:01 PM

Great Download - Query Express
While checking different tools lists of people I admire, (Hanselman's is still the best) I came across a great little exe called Query Express. It's a single EXE, no install no mess. It's written in .net and you can get the exe or the .net project to compile yourself if you are paranoid. It also sounds like you can take the project and roll it into your own commercial apps for free. It's compatible with 1.1 and 2.0 and up. Ok so it's a single, no install exe, but what does it do? It's basically a ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 10:17 PM

No More MS Acropolis
Talking to someone at our user group this evening, I got the bad news that the Acropolis project will see no more CTP releases. It seems that the project is now in the hands of the Patterns & Practices group. From the Acropolis website : "We are very excited to be entering the next phase of the project where we will begin to roll many of the Acropolis concepts into future versions of the .NET Framework for the desktop and Silverlight. Unfortunately, while we figure out exactly how to go about ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 10:13 PM

Portable Apps and You
Well I've seen these about thirty times now, tried them once or twice, but now that I am doing a little more work with my side company, I've found this great tool for becoming a bit more mobile. Check out the suite here. You can run Open Office from a USB drive. Never be without the ability to open word, excel, access or powerpoint files again. I recommend trying the initial suite on that extra USB drive you have laying around for starters, then check out the whole apps list. Adding more portable ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 3:38 PM

Top 10 Reasons to not buy Visual Studio 2008
Bravo Dave, Bravo!

http://blog.dmbcllc.com/2007/11/30/top-ten-reasons-to-not-buy-visual-studio-2008/

There's both a movie and some text, enjoy!

Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:54 PM

CONGRATS to S.B. Chatterjee
Wow, didn't realize I was this slow on things.

CONGRATS to S.B. Chatterjee on his MVP for Office Groove! 

See more here : http://weblogs.asp.net/sbchatterjee/archive/2008/01/13/microsoft-mvp-award-for-groove.aspx

Way to go man, 'bout time!

Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:51 PM

Sony Vaio, Vista & Wireless
Anyone having problems where they get an intermittent connection to a Wireless AP using a Sony Vaio laptop running Vista? The only thing that seems odd to me is that you have to set the Wireless AP settings in both Windows Network & Sharing and also in the Vaio Communications center. I have a friend who can connect fine, but every so often, only for 10 to 15 seconds, the wireless LAN drops to "Local Only" and after a couple page refreshes (and no other interaction from the user) the connection ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:41 PM

New England Code Camp 9 - April 5 & 6
Well, Chris Bowen has posted it on his blog, so we are official; Code Camp 9 Will be April 5th and 6th in Waltham. Hard to believe it has been 9 already. He is also looking for a subtitle to number 9. Also if you have a little artistic talent, maybe you can help him design a new logo for us? Head over to his blog for all the info. Also Registration and Call for Speakers will be posted there soon, so keep your eyes open ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 12:44 PM

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